Biomedical Publishing on the Internet

Copyright 2002

Thomas E. Colonna Ph.D./JD

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Module 1

Electronic Publishing Forums and Writing Styles 

      

Electronic publishing forums include:

Each electronic forum has its own styles of communication.  Below are some examples of electronic publishing forums:

Sample Websites:

How Cells Work URL: http://www.howstuffworks.com/cell.htm

 

 

Microbe Zoo URL: http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/

 

 

How your Immune System Works 

URL: http://www.howstuffworks.com/immune-system.htm

 

Sample E-Newsletters:

Medivations URL: http://www.Medivations.com

 

 

Physician Office News URL: http://www.PhysicianOfficeNews.com

 

 

Online Media Kit URL: http://www.adsguide.com/about.php?page=mediakit09&add=no

 

Sample E-Books: 

URL: http://www.medivations.com/ebooks/ebook.htm

 

Sample electronic bulletin boards/chat rooms/discussion lists:

Medical Student Contacts E-Mail Groups, Forums, and Chats

URL: http://www.studentdoctor.net/links/chat_emailgroups.html

 

 

Medical Supplies Forum URL: http://www.he.net/~brumley/renal/supplyboard.html

 

 

Content Alternative: Discussion List Digests
URL: http://ezine-tips.com/articles/content/20010104.shtml

 

 

Adventive Discussion Lists URL: http://www.adventive.com/

 

Sample of Instant Messaging URL: http://web.icq.com/

 

 

Guide to Instant Messaging URL: http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article.asp?aid=16812

 

 

Healthcare Professionals Guide to E-Mail 

URL: http://www.medivations.com/ebooks/ebook.htm

 

Reading List:

Guidelines for medical and health information sites on the Internet 

URL: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/1905.html

 

 

A Matter of Trust - What Users Want from Websites 

URL: http://www.consumerwebwatch.org/news/report1.pdf

 

 

Handbook for Technical Writers and Editors 

URL: http://stipo.larc.nasa.gov/sp7084/sp7084.pdf

 

 

Language And Persuasion In Biotechnology Communication With The Public 

URL: http://www.mindfully.org/GE/GE3/Language-Persuasion-Biotechnology.htm

 

 

Grammar, Punctuation, and Capitalization: A Handbook for Technical Writers and Editors

URL: http://stipo.larc.nasa.gov/sp7084/sp7084.pdf

 

 

The Elements of Style URL:http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html

 

 

The Chicago Manual of Style FAQs

URL: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/cmosfaq/

 

 

Top Ten Essential Features for Newsletters

URL: http://ezine-tips.com/articles/content/20020326.shtml

 

 

Ezine Content Articles URL: http://ezine-tips.com/articles/content/

 

 

Rocket Writer eBook URL: http://www.rocket-ebook.com/RocketWriter/index.html

 

 

Making PDF: Portable Document Files 

URL: http://htmlgoodies.earthweb.com/tutors/pdf.html

 

 

FDA Guide to Creating PDF Documents 

URL: http://www.fda.gov/cder/guidance/2867fnl.pdf

 

 

Netiquette by Virginia Shea URL: http://www.albion.com/netiquette/book/index.html

 

 

Guide to Electronic Communications URL: http://www.fau.edu/netiquette/net/elec.html

 

 

Website Netiquette URL: http://www.fau.edu/netiquette/net/web.html

 

 

Instant Messaging Etiquette 

URL: http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,99405,00.asp

 

 

Email Glossary URL: http://everythingemail.net/email_glossary.html

 

 

IRC Chat Abbreviations & Acronyms

URL: http://members.lycos.co.uk/sixfour/bobjude/tutor/abbr/irc.html

 

 

A Primer on How to Work With the Usenet Community

URL: http://www.use-net.ch/netiquette_engl.html

 

 

ListServer/Discussion Group FAQs URL: http://www.fau.edu/netiquette/net/dis.html

 

 

Netiquette Quiz URL: http://www.albion.com/netiquette/netiquiz.html